Since its establishment, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has been in the forefront of promoting our country’s culture and traditions. Not only do they take pride in being the only historical resort in the Philippines, they also make sure that their efforts to put forward our heritage go beyond the physical structures within their domain.
Being true to their mission, Las Casas pays homage to the traditional Flores de Mayo while adding their own touch of grandeur to it. Here are 5 things you need to know about this year’s Flores de Mayo at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.
1. LOCAL BEAUTIES
Any Flores de Mayo parade will not be complete without the glamorous beauties parading in their long gowns. And to make sure that these “reinas” are represented only by the best, this year’s parade will be represented by the winners of last year’s Lakambini ng Las Casas.
2. FLORES DE MAYO
The festivities start at 5 in the afternoon where the beautiful queens parade from Sanctuario de San Jose to Hotel de Oriente. These women will not only make manifest the true Filipina beauty, but will also be wearing fabulous gowns inspired by traditional weaves with a modern flair to it.
3. A DISPLAY OF FILIPINO GRANDEUR
Las Casas also cleverly showcases not only Pinoy traditions, but also beauty and talent. To add more glamour to this annual event, this year’s Flores de Mayo will feature stunning gowns and dresses created by members of Designers Circle Philippines. Compared to last year’s Las Bodas, which featured masterpieces for weddings, this year’s event will focus on the ingenuity of young designers from DCP as they put a contemporary spin on the traditional dresses of the ilustrados.
TRIVIA: This year’s Flores de Mayo will also be awarding exemplary designs such as:
- La Bella de Las Casas (most beautiful face/ sagala)
- La Estrella de Las Casas (star of the night)
- La Rosa de Las Casas ( the rose of Las Casas)
- La Perlita de Las Casas ( the pearl of Las Casas)
- La Reina de Las Casas (the Queen of Las Casas) GRAND WINNER
4. GLAMOROUS WEEKEND
The Flores de Mayo will be on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00 in the afternoon, just perfect for a weekend getaway to cap off your summer. While waiting for the event to commence, Las Casas offers you plenty of options to enjoy the day with various activities such as Balsa Tour, Walking Heritage Tour, or simply having a splash at the beach.
5. REVIVING IMPORTANT TRADITIONS
With the successive events of the Flores de Mayo, this resort in Bagac, Bataan proves that traditions do not have to remain as a thing of the past. By spearheading events like this, we are shown that modern efforts can still be successful means of reviving important parts of our customs. Staying true to being a vanguard of Filipino heritage, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar gives us a necessary wave of nostalgia that encourages us to appreciate the Filipino culture through a totally immersive experience.